from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A state of extreme eastern India on the border with Myanmar (Burma). Originally a kingdom and later a princely state under British rule, Manipur joined independent India in 1949 and was made a separate state in 1972.
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- proper noun State in north-eastern
Indiawhich has Imphalas its capital.
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- noun state in northeastern India
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MANIPUR: Suspected Kuki militants abducted a Manipur government official for a ransom of rupees one crore, official reports said on Tuesday.
The Indian state of Manipur is reeling after pictures of Chingkham Sanjit, an unarmed 27-year old, being shot and killed by the police surfaced earlier this week.
Alleged human rights violations in Manipur have been reported for a number of years.
The Tipaimukh Hydroelectric Project is being constructed near the confluence of Barak and Tuivai rivers, in Manipur, India and within 100km of Bangladesh border.
About 20 influential socio-political organizations in Manipur have united in the banner of “Action Committee against Tipaimukh Project” and are protesting against the project.
Local human rights groups have documented several killings in Manipur in recent months in which the killers are alleged to be members of the security forces.
As Manipur is already rife with movements for right to self determination, any forced construction of Tipaimukh dam with its multifaceted impacts will only legitimize their movement to defend their land and resources.
The highest range on the road to Manipur is about 6,000 feet, but they are all steep, and the road over them is very rough, making riding difficult in places.
LITTLE remains now to be added to the record of my three years in Manipur, and escape from the Mutiny.
But when several days went by, and still the wire remained broken, and no information of any kind as to what was going on in Manipur reached the authorities, people became alarmed.